Sightseeing and things to do

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Celebrating 150 years of the London Underground

For visitors to London, the Tube might be something of a novelty, but rarely is it seen as much more than just a way of getting around. However, this year is different, as 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the London Underground's first ever journey.

A range of events are taking place to celebrate the anniversary and the stations will be marking the occasion, making a visitor's Tube journey more than just a way from getting from A to C (changing at B).

Five free things to do in Leeds

Leeds grew around industry, but now it has evolved into one of the most modern and diverse cities in the country. A centre for business, sport and shopping, there are many great reasons to choose Leeds as a city break destination - and YHA Leeds Carnegie Village is a great place to base your stay.

If you fancy seeing what Leeds has to offer, you can save more money for shopping by enjoying some of the great free experiences listed below:


Five free things to do in Manchester

Manchester is one of the UK's biggest and most interesting cities, with a wealth of things to do for people of all interests.

Book a stay at YHA Manchester and you're in prime position for some of the best shopping, nightlife, music venues and sporting action you could possible want, but there are many great things to do which are a little easier on your wallet, too. Read on for some top tips on how to make the most of Manchester without breaking the bank.


Five must-visit Christmas markets

Christmas Kindle Market, Leeds

The city of Leeds has a well-established German Christmas market which takes over the city's Millennium Square for around six weeks every year. Traditional wooden stalls mix handcrafted toys and jewellery with wooden decorations and German sweets, as the smell of schnitzel and pretzel floats through the air. An array of German sausages served in the traditional manner prepare you for the beer halls, which are always busy, with the locals enjoying traditional German beers to the sound of a live Bavarian brass band.

5 must-see World Heritage Sites

There are a total of 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom, places of historical importance which are to be preserved. Some are more well-known than others, but all have their own stories to tell.

If you want to check out some of the UK's World Heritage Sites, we've provided five of our favourites. We've avoided the obvious ones such as the Tower of London, Blenheim Palace and Kew Gardens, and instead we've chosen one or two which provide a bit more to see as part of a weekend break away.


Ironbridge Gorge

15 Prettiest Picnic Places in Britain

 Take a look at MSN's 15 prettiest picnic spots - and all within easy reach of YHA Youth Hostels!

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